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Holiday Love

Whether you celebrate Solstice, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc etc — this is my favorite poem ever, and I think it applies equally to all paths. I’m only quoting excerpts, because it’s long. (Caps are my emphasis, not original format.)…
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The Depths of Human Stubbornness

I’m going to talk about racism today. I promise, it’s relevant to the title. And to writing, even. It’s easy (for some of us) to turn racism into an abstract discussion. To forget that there are real people being affected….
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Politics in SFF

I wrote this post in June of 2016 and never posted it, for whatever reason. It’s now December 2016, and it seems even more relevant than six months ago. I honestly don’t recall if I went to the convention I…
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End of Year Wrapup

It’s not even December yet, and I’m ready to call 2016 a wrap. How about you? This hasn’t been an entirely bad year, though it’s certainly knocked many of us on our respective keesters more than once. Let’s look at…
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Home Again: Followup to Hold On To Anything You Can

The sky is a crisp blue against the array of earth-toned leaves still hanging on to their perches. Squirrels dig, industrious, through the crackling fallen, searching out nuts, insects, whatever it is that squirrels search for at times like this….
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